During the 24 month recertification period, each CNA is required to complete 24 hours of PRE-APPROVED continuing education including:
- A minimum 6 hours of dementia training
- A minimum 2 hours of patient abuse prevention training
- The balance of required hours can be in other general health care topics, which include but are not limited to:
- Ensuring the continued competence of CNAs
- Meeting the special needs of the resident or patient population
- Provided training in areas of weakness identified in CNAs' performance reviews
Information for CNAs
CNAs will only receive continuing education credits for courses PRE-APPROVED by the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection. PRE-APPROVED on-line
courses can be found in the CNA course catalog in this website: www.cnadece.org. Please call the Division with any questions at 302-577-6666 (Wilmington) or
302-424-8600 (Milford). Prior to purchasing on-line continuing education courses, please call the Division to learn about discounts on pre-approved on-line courses.
Information for Training Providers
- Course templates submitted for approval must include a description of the course, measurable learning objectives, agenda with timeframes for classroom instruction only and
post- test. For classroom courses, handouts or Power Point presentations must be submitted for review; accordingly, self-study packets must be uploaded into the CE Track for review as well.
- Please allow 45 days for approval of course templates submitted.
- Course material submitted for consideration cannot be greater than five years old.
- Course materials must be within the scope of duty for CNAs.
- Course material submitted must be written by a subject matter expert.
- Course materials used cannot be a photocopy of a textbook, periodical or other published material without permission by the author or subscription by the
publishing company as this is a violation of a federal law.
- Training providers are required by regulation to enter attendance credits for their own employees.
- Any training provider that opens their courses to the public are required to enter attendance credits for all certified nursing assistants attending.